Emmett Till's home in the Woodlawn neighborhood in Chicago is officially a landmark. The killing of the 14-year-old in 1955 drew national attention, making him posthumously an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
The teen allegedly whistled at a white woman who worked at her family's grocery store. In those days the country was segregated and racial tension was high. He was killed in Mississippi while visiting relatives and those responsible for his death were later acquitted. Years later the woman who accused him of offending her recanted her story.
But the story of Emmett Till will live on and never be forgotten because the landmark will become a museum. The home is located on Chicago's south side at 64th and St. Lawrence.